Litigation Cosby Threatens Waxy, You See!

Andy Baio got a cease-and-desist from Bill Cosby’s lawyers for hosting archives of Justin Roiland’s “House of Cosbys”. Andy’s going to fight it:

But I’m not removing House of Cosbys. House of Cosbys is satire, and clearly falls under protected speech guidelines. I’m not taking it down, and their legal bullying isn’t going to work. They claim that hosting these videos “violates our client’s rights of publicity as well as other statutory and common laws prohibiting the misappropriation of an individual’s name, voice and likeness and unfair competition.” Sorry, but the First Amendment protects satire and parody of a public figure as free speech.

Friday, 3 March 2006